For the Holochain Ecosystem
The Holochain ecosystem already has lots of developer interest but few organized pathways oriented to more than basic education or documentation of existing code. Even more importantly, the basic unit “platform” requires overcoming critical thresholds of adoption and exorbitant amounts of venture capital to sustain long-haul builds that require constant maintenance and a focus on community rules and guidelines that face ever-increasing public scrutiny.
Holo has attempted to chip away at these high costs by providing developers competitive pricing on one large factor in startup costs: web hosting. Nevertheless, lowering hosting costs is not enough; we believe the core obstacle to widespread use of Holochain lies in the mistaken notion that Holochain apps must follow the typical platform model. It is the platform model whose barriers of entry are too high to support social spaces designed for and by communities that occupy them.